posted: December 2nd, 2007 · by: Sven
When I recently started to help porting Rails Engines to Rails 2.0 I haven’t found a complete big-picture walkthrough for the Rails startup process.
There are some really useful resources about this (see the end of this article) but they are for Rails 1.2 (some things have changed quite a bit in Rails 2.0) and each of them only covers certain parts of the process.
Thus, I’ve taken some notes while reading to the Rails code and compiled the following guide from them.
This article intends to walk you through the startup process in a whirlwind-speedy way, yet sticking closely to the actual code. I’ve added links to the code browser on dev.rubyonrails.org so you can look at the code lines while reading this article.
Of course, any feedback, corrections or additions are highly appreciated.Read the rest of this entry